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Fatima Barznge NL/Iraq Kurdistan, lives and works in Rotterdam since 1997

Education:
2000- 2005 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands, Painting, Graduate Cum Laude
1989- 1993 Mustanseryia University, Bagdad, Iraq, Business Administration, Bachelor

Exhibitions

2022 “Melk – Water” at gallery Frank Taal Rotterdam, curated by Danni van Amstel, organized by Herman lamers, supported by CBK Rotterdam (group)

2022 “Van Oerbeest tot rokende croissant” at Stedelijk museum Schiedam/permanent collection (group)

2022 “Settings” at Pictura Dordrecht with Maria Ikonomopoulou and Kathrin Wolkowicz

2022 “Samaa SANAA” at gallery Sanaa, Utrecht, curated by Betina Abi Habib (group)

2022 “The Fabric of Memory” at Modka Beiroet, Zutphen, curated by Mounira Alsolh (solo)

2021 “Interwoven Histories” at Rozenstraat- a rose is a rose is a rose, Amsterdam, curated by Christel Vesters, Organized by PAR & H foundation www.touch- trace.nl: with works by Mounira Al Solh, Feministische Handwerk Partij, Antonio José Guzman & Iva Jankovic, Patricia Kaersenhout, Mila Lanfermeijer, Jennifer Tee, Vincent Vulsma, and Sheila Hicks.

2021 Art The Hague with gallery Sanaa (group)

2021 “Publieke werken Rotterdam” outside exhibition, organized by foundation droom & daad, Rotterdam (group)

2021 “Passages en Passant” at Goethe institute Rotterdam, curated by Marco Douma and Kathrin Wolkowicz, (duo with Mirjam Somers)

2021 “101 tickets to paradise” at gallery Sanaa, Utrecht (group)

2020 “Groot Rotterdams atelier weekend”, organized by Piet de Jonge, supported by CBK Rotterdam, 26-27 September

2020 “Publieke werken” Rotterdam outside exhibition, organized by foundation droom & daad, Rotterdam (group)

2020 “Van CoBra tot boorolie” at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, curated by Colin Huizing (group)

2020 “Alumni digital presentation” at KABK Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (group)

2020 “Roots & routes” at gallery Sanaa, Utrecht (group)

2019 “ZamZam” at gallery Sanaa, Utrecht (solo)

2019 “At Home Everywhere” at Verhalenhuis Belvédère, Katendrecht, curated by Stijn Kemper (group)

2019 “The Female Gaze” at Museum De Buitenplaats, curated by Patty Wageman, Eelde Drenthe (group)

2019 “SANAA Selected” at gallery Sanaa, Utrecht (group)

2018 Art the Hague with gallery Sanaa, The Hague (group)

2018 “Summer @ SANAA” Highlights of the last year gallery Sanaa, Utrecht (group)

2018 “Waited for the Fish Corner” at gallery Hommes, Rotterdam (group)

2018 “Transpose – essence of forms” at gallery Sanaa, Utrecht (group)

2017 “De Oriént 2.0” at Pulchri studio, The Hague (group)
2017 “Lungs of Sugar” at OneArte, curated by Heyer Thurnheer and Kathrin Wolkowicz with Andrea Callard, Gianfranco Baruchello, Gianluca Monnier, Markus Zimmermann and Rachel Carey, Locarno Switzerland
2017 “Summer @ Sanaa”, gallery Sanaa, Utrecht (group)
2017 “Pathos of distance” at gallery Sanaa, Utrecht (group)

2016 “VerRotterdamst” at museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam (group)

2016 “Moving Realities” at gallery Sanaa, Utrecht (group)

2015 “Guest artists” at Borgerstraat, curated by Heyer Thurnheer, Rotterdam (group)
2015 “Shift & Drift” at TENT, curated by Eelco van der Lingen, Rotterdam (group)

2014 “The art of travelling” at gallery Ramfoundation, curated by Berry Koedam, Rotterdam (group)

2014 “Painting & drawing” at Gallery Bob Vlakehuis, Amsterdam (solo)

2013 “My lost paradise” at gallery Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam (solo)

2013 “ladekastproject” at gallery Phoebus, Rotterdam (group)

2012 “Painting & drawing” at Gallery Diversity & Art, Amsterdam (solo)
2012 “At Duende” Rotterdam (group)
2012 Gallery Kralingen, Rotterdam (group)

2011 “Escape from the past” at gallery Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam (solo)

2011 “Zwaan Kleef aan” at Nieuwe Vide, curated by Moritz Ebinger, Haarlem (group)
2011 “Every picture tells a story” at TENT, curated by Willie Stehouwer, Rotterdam (group)

2010 Gallery Lutz, Delft (solo)
2010 Pictura, Dordrecht (group)
2010 “BRIDGIN” at gallery Hommes, Rotterdam (group)

2010 “Dromen van Dordrecht” at gallery Compagnie, Dordrecht (group)
2010 “Hewri” at big vitrine city art center CBK, Rotterdam (solo)
2010 “Zwervende Tentoonstelling#15”, Rotterdam (group)

2009 Art Amsterdam at gallery Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam (solo)
2008 “Source –Threads of origins passing into the present” at gallery Mirta Demara, Rotterdam (group)
2008 “Wederzijds – kunst in context” at Kruithuis, curated by Oscar Schrover Den Bosch (group)
2008 Amnesty International, Amsterdam (solo)
2007 “Herdenken” at gallery Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam (solo)
2007 Gallery Castle of Rhoon, Rhoon (duo)
2006 Jaala Art at Metropolitan museum, Irakese Kurdish section, Tokyo (group)
2006 “Artstore Art Ambassy” at grotehandelgebouw, Rotterdam (group)
2005 “Premiere” at gallery Rehorst, The Hague (group)
2005 “Young Talent Artolive” at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam (group)

Presentation/ Guest teacher/ Artist talk / Collaboration/ Workshop:

2022 “A picture of words” Kufic calligraphy work shop at Artists Initiative Modk Beiroet, Zutphen, 03 September

2022 “Settings” Artists talk at Pictura Dordrecht, moderated by Stijn kemper, 24 July

2022 “Trip to Marrakech” Presentation/ artist talk at courtyard of Riad Hotel Marrakech, Morocco, coordinated by Mounira Alsolh for the student kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany, 01 July

2022 “Studio Visit” organized by Artist Initiative Kunstambassade Rotterdam, 29 may

2022 “Samaa SANAA” artists talk at gallery Sanaa Utrecht, coordinated/moderated by Betina Abi Habib

2022 “Other Voices guests” (guest teacher), at BEAR/ArtEZ, coordinated by Clare Butcher, 22 February

2021 “The relation between ornament & abstract theoretical and practical” Presentation/ artist talk with Gara Rasul at Mohamad Ariff gallery, organized by college Fine Arts/Salahaddin University, Erbil Kurdistan Iraq, 14 Oktober

2021 “Meet & Greet the Square drawings” online presentation/ zoom meeting with Anissa Foukalne, organized by Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 06 march

2020 “Meet & Greet the Square drawings”, Lunch lecture by Anissa Foukalne, Organized by Stedelijk Museum Schiedam NL. Postponed due to coronavirus

Grants / Prizes

2021 Project investment artist grant, Mondriaan Fund, the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage, Amsterdam

2018 Stichting Stokroos Utrecht Publication stipend

2018 Fonds Kwadraat interest-free loans

2017 Fonds Kwadraat interest-free loans

2013 O & O grant, center visual arts CBK, Rotterdam
2013 Materiaal Fonds interest-free loans

2013 Project investment artist grant, Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam
2008 Starter stipend, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam
2006 Starter stipend, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam
2005 Final exam price, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Publications/ Media

2022 “Studio visit”, film made by Artists Initiative Kunstambassade Rotterdam

2022 “Vetgedrukt” TENT, online bookshop (book ZamZam/selected) Rotterdam

2021 “Ornament and abstraction” by Gara, Image report, magazine Jineftin.krd/31.10.2021, Iraqi Kurdistan

2021 “Als de naden in een patchwork” – Christel Vesters about Interwoven History, review and image, Metropolis M, by Liza Prins, 19 oktober

2021 “Interwoven Histories”, NRC review, 13 oktober

2021 “Opgetekend in doeken” / Interwoven Histories in Rozenstraat- a rose is a rose is a rose, Mistermotley.nl, review and image, by Natasja Wagendorp, 12 oktober

2021 Text & Catalogue Interwoven Histories curated by Christel Vesters / PAR & H foundation www.touch-trace.nl

2021 Passages en Passant #1, interview by Eva Visser https://passages-en-passant.nl/passages/ Goethe- Institut Rotterdam

2021 Everything is possible publieke werken Rotterdam, book by foundation de Loodsen

2021 Film about the exhibition “101 tickets to paradise” gallery Sanaa Utrecht, by www.artforever.nl

2021 De beste culturele tips voor deze lockdown week, “Meet & Greet” zoom-meeting, Het Parool 12/02/2021

2020 Publieke werken Rotterdam, book by foundation de Loodsen

2020 Stedelijk museum Schiedam krijgt een schenking van 600 kunstwerken, Volkskrant review, 01/10/2020

2020 Stedelijk museum Schiedam krijgt een schenking van 600 kunstwerken NRC, review 30/09/2020

2019 “An interpretation of ZamZam well”, online https://dengekan.info/article by Shamdin Osman Oslo, Norway

2019 Kunstblijfteenraadsel.nl, by Paul Voors, review 23/09/2019

2019 Artists book “ZamZam” supported by Fonds Kwadraat, stichting Stokroos and gallery Sanaa, printed by Tripiti Rotterdam

2019 Borgerstraat 2018/2019 by Heyer Thurnheer and Kathrin Wolkowicz, book Edition NR.5 image report and Conversation, supported by CBK Rotterdam

2018 Kunstblijfteenraadsel.nl, by Paul Voors, review 23/02/2018
2016 Kunstblijfteenraadsel.nl, by Paul Voors, image report 28/04/2016

2015 O & O subsidie book, center visual arts CBK Rotterdam
2014 Big Rotterdam artcalender 2015, Trichis Publishing

2014 “De reis van een virus of een lichtstraal” review by Tracy Metz NRC 27/09/2014
2014 Materiaal fonds book, interview 5 artist by Judith de Bruyn

2013 lost-painters.nl review by Niek Hendrix 07/12/2013

2013 Trendbeheer.com, by Jeroen Bosch, image report 15/03/2013

2013 Interview, website Materiaal Fonds by Jusith de Bruyn 10/12/2013

2013 Big Rotterdam artcalender 2014
2012 Zwaan Kleef aan, Nieuw Vide, book, Haarlem
2011 PicturaBlad 3/11 Een ode by Yvonne van den Herik
2011 Trendbeheer.com image report /25/02/2011 “Every Picture Tells A Story” @ TENT Rotterdam by Jeroen Bosch

2010 “Met Stip”, catalogue, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam

2009 Art Amsterdam Catalogue
2008 “Innerlijke spiegels” book, image by Oscar Schrover
2007 “FATIMA BARZNGE”, by Hans Sizoo review Kunstbeeld nr 12-1-2007

2007 Kunstenaar worden, book by Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2007 Foundation Kasteel van Rhoon, Catalogue
2006 Artstore, Catalogue
2006 Art Jaala, Catalogue
2005 Artolive Yong talent, Catalogue
2005 Review by Baktyar Saed, Kurdistani new, 29/12/2005
2005 “Ontdekkingsreis van 167 kunststudenten”, by Herman Rosenberg, review, Haagse Courant 28/06/2005

 

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    Upcoming: 

    ” پێکەوە بە تەنها” / “Together- Alone” at Artists Initiative Sulaymaniyah & Erbil/ Experimental

    On view:

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    Past:

    * Melk – Water at gallery Frank Taal Rotterdam (group), 23.07- 05.08- 2022. Curated by Danni van Amstel, organized by Herman Lamers, supported  by CBK Rotterdam

    *Settings at Pictura Dordrecht 11. 06 – 24. 07- 2022 Maria Ikonomopoulou, Kathrin Wolkowicz and Fatima Barznge: www.pictura.com

    *Van Oerbeest tot rokende croissant at Stedelijke museum Schiedam(group) 14. 05- 26. 06- 2022 www.stedelijkmuseumschiedam.nl

    2022 “Samaa SANAA” at gallery Sanaa, Utrecht, curated by Betina Abi Habib (group)

    * The Fabric of Memory at Modka Beiroet Zutphen 05- 02 – 22-02- 2022, solo exhibition www.modkabeiroet.com

    * Postponed due to coronavirus: Settings at Pictura Dordrecht 08. 01- 13. 02. 2022 Maria Ikonomopoulou, Kathrin Wolkowicz and Fatima Barznge: more information at www.pictura.

    * Interwoven Histories at Rozenstraat- a rose is a rose is a rose, curated by Christel Vesters, with works by Mounira Al Solh, Fatima Barznge, Feministische Handwerk Partij, Antonio José Guzman & Iva Jankovic, Patricia Kaersenhout, Mila Lanfermeijer, Jennifer Tee, Vincent Vulsma, and Sheila Hicks. Organiser: Stichting PAR & H foundation. More information at www.touch- trace.nl 04. 09- 30. 10. 2021

    * Artists presentation & talk Cara and Fatima: The relation between ornament & abstract theoretical and practical 14. 10. 2021. Organized by college Fine Arts, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Kurdistan Iraq

    *Meet & Greet the square drawings, zoom meeting Anissa Foukalne and Fatima on 06- 03- 2021 at 11.00. Organized by Stedelijk Museum Schiedam NL www.stedelijkmuseumschiedam.nl/activiteit ontmoet-groet-de-vierkante-tekeningen-met-geometrische patronen

    * Van CoBra tot boorolie Stedelijk Museum Schiedam 18-02 until 22-03-2020 group exhibition Curated by Colin Huizing

    * ZamZam Galerie Sanaa Utrecht 28-08 until 26-09- 2019 solo exhibition

    * The Female Gaze Museum De Buitenplaats Eelde 11-05 until 10-06- 2019 group exhibitio

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